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Rick McKee and Kent Sligh hail farewell to readers



After a little over two years publishing in The Augusta Press (TAP), comic creators Rick McKee and Kent Sligh say goodbye to readers, and look forward to the next possible project.

Artist McKee and writer Sligh said they have chosen to end the comic due to the declining need for comics in newspa...

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  1. comics is only reason i still take digital chronicle as every thing else 2 & 3 days old
    kids don’t read comics anymore to many digital toys to play with. when i was growing up newspaper was all there was to read beside comic books.

  2. Sorry to see them go..
    Newspaper comics are a dying art that we should support- often shine a light where words alone cannot.
    Maybe they could come back on a special occasion or guest basis?!

  3. So sorry to lose another comic strip just as I’d begun to follow and get attached to the characters. The funny papers have always been one of the best parts of newspapers, going back to when I was little and my dad would read them to me, and as I grew up and learned to appreciate some of the more nuanced ones like Li’l Abner and Pogo, Bloom County, Calvin and Hobbs, The Far Side… They’re one of the main reasons we still subscribe to a local SC paper and save up the Sunday Comics and mail them to our first grade grandson who’s learning to read and develop his sense of humor.

  4. Rick, You have no idea how sad I am to see you go. I enjoyed the times you, Mike, Joe and I were able to spend together. Sadly, times is achangin’. If possible, let me know what happens in the future.

  5. I am so sorry to see this. Comics like Dilbert got cancelled due to a “woke” explosion of some kind. When Dilbert was booted from the Chronicle, I cancelled my Chronicle relationship. Now no Mt. Pleasant! I have enjoyed it and look forward to what the authors will do next. Thanks to the Augusta Press for having this comic in the past.

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